Johnson Controls-Saft Announces Plan to Build Lithium-ion Hybrid Battery Plant in Michigan
"Battery technology is strategically important to the future of the U.S. automotive industry and the economy at large," said
Johnson Controls-Saft is a leading global provider of hybrid battery systems. The company opened the world's first lithium-ion manufacturing facility for hybrid electric vehicles in 2008 in Nersac,
"This Michigan facility will allow us to serve our strategic global customers, and specifically the production contracts we have with Ford and Azure Dynamics. It will also allow us to serve other important customers as the hybrid and electric vehicle industry continues to gain a foothold in the United States," said
"Ford is pleased that Johnson Controls-Saft has been selected by the
The cost to renovate the
Johnson Controls-Saft will receive a combination of tax credits and incentives from the state of
"Johnson Controls is an important
Added Molinaroli, "Johnson Controls has a long and proud history of manufacturing in
About Johnson Controls-Saft
Johnson Controls-Saft is a joint venture that has brought together Johnson Controls -- the world's leading supplier of automotive batteries and a company deeply experienced in integrated automotive systems solutions -- with Saft, an advanced energy storage solutions provider with extensive Li-ion battery expertise.
Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry. Saft batteries are used in high performance applications such as industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, space and defense. Saft is the world's leading manufacturer of nickel-cadmium batteries for industrial applications and of primary lithium batteries for a wide range of end markets. The group is also the European leader for specialized advanced technologies for the defense and space industries. With approximately 4,000 employees worldwide, Saft is present in 18 countries. Its 15 manufacturing sites and extensive sales network enable the group to serve its customers worldwide. Saft is listed in Paris' Stock Market. The stock is mentioned in SBF 120 index. For more information, visit Saft at www.saftbatteries.com
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.
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